Historic Markers Across Tennessee

McTeer's Fort

Marker ID: THC 1E 22
Location: U.S. 411, Blount County, 0.2 mile west of Eusebia Church
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 49.812    W 083° 48.074
  35.8302    -83.80123333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


One mile south, near a large spring, Robert McTeer built a fort and mill in 1784. A branch of the Great War and Trading Path passed nearby. Reportedly, the first school in what later became Blount County was held here; it was also the first polling place.